The Resource The Wik-munkan tribe of Cape York Peninsula

The Wik-munkan tribe of Cape York Peninsula

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The Wik-munkan tribe of Cape York Peninsula
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The Wik-munkan tribe of Cape York Peninsula
Title variation
  • The Wik-Munkan tribe
  • The Wik-Munkan and allied tribes of Cape York Peninsula
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Summary
Location of tribes; Brief survey of early contacts; Physical appearance; Ecology and general way of life described - hunting and gathering of food by men and women - cooking - bark collecting, well digging by women; Custom of women taking any corpse with them on hunting trips; Obligatory gifts of food made Making of shelters; Camp fire arrangement and position; Clan organization and totem system in detail; Totemic naming; Totem-centres; Map of distribution of totem-centres; Legends associated with totems in detail; List of local groups and totems; Birth - food obligations; Increase ceremonies described - body painting; Bull-roarer totem associated with initiation ceremony; Inheritance rights of land; Ceremonial burning of dead body - identification of totem with dead by women mourners; Arrangement of ant-beds in circle at Kendall River, Archer River Heaps of stones; Taboo of plucking leaves at fire totem-centre Crocodile magic; Kinship and clan organization; Betrothal customs; Puberty, marriage; Abortion; Birth - food taboos associated with birth; Womens totemic ritual; Attitudes of women at initiation ceremony, indicating relationship to initiates; Marriage laws - exchange marriage; Marriage by capture; Polygamy; Junior sororate and levirate; Inheritance of wives; Runaway marriage - corroboree depicting this; Painting of prospective son-in-law as symbol of marriage contract Social obligations of widow during mourning period; Initiation ceremony symbolic hiding of youths by women, women painted; Speech and food taboos, on youths; Tribal camps camp-fire positions taken by families according to relationships and taboos List of kinship terms; Punishment for irregular runaway marriage
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McConnel, Ursula
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The Wik-munkan tribe of Cape York Peninsula
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M0047306
System control number
0067868
Label
The Wik-munkan tribe of Cape York Peninsula
Publication
Control code
M0047306
System control number
0067868

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